Hi all, I am completely new to this site and geese. We are lucky enough to live on a fairly large river in Brisbane Australia, and have a fairly large (>200 square metres) lawn right down onto the river. A few weeks ago a beautiful grey/brown goose "adopted" the lawn, and has stayed ever since. Afte reading a few posts in this website, we decided to offer "him" (subsequently worked out it's probably a female Pilgrim given her colouring) some vegetable peelings every few days to supplement the grass. She is quite happy for us to share the lawn with her...we don't try to hand feed but simply leave the peelings on the lawn. She has quickly learnt that snacks are coming when we head down there! She even waddles toward us from wherever she is, even if out swimming on the river. I'm confused though, why she doesn't seem to have a mate or a flock? Without knowing her age (her head is white but her body tan/grey), is it possible that she has lost her mate...would she normally have a flock around her despite this? It's coming into spring here, so I wondered whether she's perhaps molted and just "holidaying" with us while her feathers come back in (we haven't seen her fly, but she does quite a bit of wing flapping...no obvious new feathers however). Perhaps she's just too young to have mated? Does it seem odd that an apparently "wild" goose would just turn up alone, out of the blue? Thanks in advance for any advice/opinions you can give.